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ENB - Region 7 Notices 10/5/2011

Negative Declaration

Cortland County - The Cortland County Legislature, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cortland County Emergency Radio Communications System Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a range of improvements all culminating in a significant upgrade to the emergency communications system for Cortland County that will provide county-wide coverage in excess of 95%. Some of the improvements are limited to the installation of new equipment within existing buildings (County Office Building, 911 Dispatch Center and the Regional Training Center). In addition, up to as many as 6 existing towers will be upgraded with new antenna and ground level equipment and up to as many as 4 new tower facilities will be constructed. Once completed, a total of 8 towers will be used. Presently there are two areas (NE and SW) where an existing tower may be used or new one erected. All alternate sites have been evaluated as part of SEQR. All new towers will be self-supported lattice type structures no higher than 200 feet and will be unlit. The typical ground level improvements include a 12 foot X 16 foot shelter, a pad-mounted 1,000 gallon propane tank and a generator. The entire compound will be fully enclosed by a secure perimeter fence. The project includes facilities in the following locations City of Cortland, Town of Cortlandville, Town of Preble, Town of Cuyler, Town of Taylor, Town of Cincinnatus, Town of Solon, Town of Lapeer and Town of Harford, New York.

Contact: Jack Williams, Cortland County, 60 Central Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, Phone: (607) 753-5049.

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